It’s time for the Herkimer County Fair!
The Herkimer County Fair continues to bring the best of agriculture and entertainment to the Mohawk Valley. This year’s theme is “Celebrating a Festival of Sports,” with plenty of special events scheduled throughout the week. Opening Ceremonies start at 3pm with the gates officially opening at 4pm followed by agricultural events before fireworks at 10:30pm. Admission is $10 per adult, $3 for children 5-12, and children under 5 getting in for free. Check the Herkimer County Fair event page for more details!
Children’s Days, Wednesday and Thursday, August 16-17 from 10am to 4pm, feature free admission for children 11 and under with rides opening at noon.
Take a look at this year’s schedule, along with more fair information.
Pay One Price for Ride Specials:
Wednesday, August 16th – 12.00pm – 4:00pm
or Wednesday, August 16th – 6:00pm – 9:00pm
or Thursday, August 17th – 12:00pm – 4:00pm
or Sunday, August 20th – 1:00pm – 7:00pm
(Dates and times subject to change)
SENIOR CITIZEN / ADULT DAY
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 16th – 10:00am – 4:00p.m (1/2 Price Admission for all Adults)
SUNDAY AUGUST 20th – 10:00am – 6:00pm (VETS enjoy FREE admission with Military ID)
History of the Herkimer County Fair
The Herkimer County Fair began in 1841 as the Herkimer County Agricultural Society. In 1958, the Fair established a permanent site on Cemetery Hill Street in Frankfort at the old Slouch Farm. The first fair at the new site made great use of the the existing farm buildings adding tents and expanding each year.
The Herkimer County Fair is located on 26 acres with 10 permanent buildings which includes a permanent bathroom and shower facility, a Horse Corral, and 1,850 aluminum bleacher seating surrounding the event show ring. The Fairgrounds is the home of several events including the Great American Irishfest held end of July, The New York State Trappers Convention held at the end of August, and the New York State Good Sam Samboree during July.